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  • Disney's pro-gay cartoon for preschoolers: 12 facts you need to know

    08/11/2017 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | August 9, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Disney Junior released an episode of a cartoon aimed at preschoolers that depicted two "married" lesbian moms. Doc McStuffins, a show about an aspiring doctor who "fixes" toys with help from friends, featured a family led by two "moms" in its August 5 episode "The Emergency Plan." Although Doc McStuffins has been praised by many cultural critics for its depiction of a young African-American female doctor, it's now under fire for its most recent episode pushing same-sex "marriage." Here are 12 facts about Doc McStuffins. The creator of the show, Chris Nee, is in a same-sex 'marriage.' Michelle Obama...
  • Disney’s plan for ESPN is shrouded in uncertainty

    08/10/2017 11:16:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 08/10/17
    Disney risks losing up to $2 billion annually as it foregoes third-party revenue and invests heavily, says analyst The Walt Disney Co. has finally given in to the streaming shift that has completely altered the media landscape in the last few years and battered the company’s world-wide leader in sports programming, ESPN. Disney DIS, -1.20% on Tuesday, laid out plans to launch a much awaited direct-to-consumer streaming service for ESPN to combat the damage the company has suffered from cord-cutting. The company also said it plans to nix its licensing deal with Netflix Inc. NFLX, -3.27%  and pull its...
  • Disney (ABC) pays at least $177 million to settle 'pink slime' case: filing

    08/10/2017 10:25:53 AM PDT · by Pappy Smear · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-9-17 | Reuters
    ABC News/Disney had to pay BPI $177 MILLION for faulty reporting. That does not include what ABC's insurance company had to pay the company.
  • ABC News Settled Pink Slime Suit for At Least $177 Million

    08/10/2017 8:19:21 AM PDT · by garyb · 26 replies
    TV Newser ^ | 8/10/2017 | Chris Ariens
    In a footnote on page 1 and again on page 8 of its third quarter earnings release The Walt Disney Company makes note of a $177 million charge affecting its earnings. That charge comes from ABC News settling a defamation lawsuit over its reporting of so-called pink slime. Beef Products Inc. (BPI) sued ABC News and correspondent Jim Avila for $1.9 billion dollars over what it claimed were “false and misleading and defamatory” statements about its product known as Lean Finely Textured Beef. After 5 years of pre-trial, the case went before a South Dakota judge in early June. It...
  • The Inside Story of Disney’s Mythic UFO Documentary and Conference: Part One

    08/07/2017 8:58:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | 08/06/2017 | Robbie Graham
    In 1995, an intriguing documentary was broadcast on TV stations across the United States. It was titled Alien Encounters from New Tomorrowland and supposedly was produced with the sole purpose of promoting Disneyworld’s then-new “ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter” attraction in Orlando, Florida. ... The majority of the documentary is focused on UFOs and extraterrestrials as a factual reality. The ‘ExtraTERRORestrial’ ride itself receives very little screen-time, and seems like an afterthought. The documentary was aired in only a handful of US cities at seemingly random times on selected dates in February and March 1995 with no notice... ... become engrained into...
  • Marty Sklar, pioneering imagineer who channeled Walt Disney, dies at 83

    07/28/2017 5:17:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 28, 2017 | Daniel Miller and Richard Verrier
    Marty Sklar had only just graduated from UCLA, and here he was shadowing Walt Disney, his demanding new boss. The fledgling writer was unsure how to make himself useful, but he had a mind to scribble down some of the maxims Disney laced into conversation. “Know your audience.” “Tell one story at a time.” “Wear your guests' shoes.” Long after his mentor's death, Sklar recognized the treasure-trove of wisdom he had started compiling at Walt Disney's elbow in the late 1950s. He distilled it all into "Mickey's Ten Commandments," a widely circulated creed that remains a touchstone in the theme...
  • Dick Van Dyke sorry for 'atrocious cockney accent' in Mary Poppins

    07/23/2017 5:42:20 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 21, 2017 | Nadia Khomami
    Dick Van Dyke has apologised for the “most atrocious cockney accent in the history of cinema” more than half a century after his role in the 1964 Disney classic Mary Poppins. The US actor played chimney-sweep Bert in the film, and has been the subject of much teasing from fans about his famously off-radar accent. Van Dyke, 91, was chosen this week by Bafta to receive the Britannia award for excellence in television. Speaking afterwards, he said: “I appreciate this opportunity to apologise to the members of Bafta for inflicting on them the most atrocious cockney accent in the history...
  • Disney to Remove ‘Wench’ Auction from Pirates of the Caribbean Ride

    07/01/2017 10:41:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 30, 2017
    Disney will remove the infamous “bride auction” scene from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland next year, the company announced on Thursday. During the planned ride refurbishment, Disney will alter the roles of the auctioneer, the redhead woman and other characters participating in the “Auction: Take a Wench for a Bride” scene. In the current scene, the redhead character is the prize of the auction. According to Disney, the redhead is holding a rifle and will be a “plundering pirate” in the new scene. In the official announcement, Disney wrote: “…the redhead is...
  • Presenting this year's ESPN 'Body Issue' covers (Disney's Gay Porn Magazine)

    07/01/2017 9:48:36 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-29-2017 | Cork gaines
    ESPN the Magazine has unveiled the covers for its annual "Body Issue." The five different covers will feature Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, MMA fighter Michelle Waterson, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, and Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas. The cover for Baez is the first in which the photo was shot using an iPhone, with photographer Dylan Coulter using an iPhone 7 Plus. In all, 23 athletes will appear in this year's issue, including Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots, New Zealand All Blacks center Malakai Fekitoa, Joe Thornton of the San Jose...
  • isney to Overhaul Classic Pirates of the Caribbean Ride to Appease PC Crow

    06/30/2017 4:46:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June ,30,2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    The famous auctioneer scene that takes place on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland and Disney World is set to be overhauled, according to a press release from the Disney Parks blog. As of 2017, the attraction — which opened in 1967 in Disneyland and 1973 in the Magic Kingdom of Disney World — will no longer feature the famous auctioneer scene, in which a red-headed “wench” is auctioned off to a crowd of raucous and dirty pirates who wish to make her their bride. An artist’s rendering of the new scenes reveals that the pirates will now...
  • Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean to no longer include auction scene selling women

    06/30/2017 5:59:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 29, 2017 | Hugo Martin
    A scene that depicts women on the auction block apparently has no place in a Disneyland ride, even if the attraction is meant to depict the violence, debauchery and misogyny of a pirate’s life.
  • Will The Resistance Protest? Trump Figure Will Speak At Disney’s Hall Of Presidents

    06/28/2017 7:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2017 | John Sexton
    Every time a new American president is elected, the Disney company shuts down its Hall of Presidents attraction in order to add a new animatronic figure to the show. This year the resistance made sure that things weren’t business as usual. A petition was started as soon as the attraction closed to ensure that the new figure representing President Trump would not be allowed to speak.Monday we learned that, despite partisan efforts to silence him, the president’s animatronic doppelganger will get a speaking role in the show, just like previous presidents. But according to one source who spoke to...
  • Trump team battling Disney over speech in ‘Hall of Presidents’ attraction: report

    06/27/2017 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    THE HILL ^ | June 27,2017 | By Mallory Shelbourne
    President Trump’s team has reportedly been battling Walt Disney World Imagineers over the president’s speech for The Hall of Presidents’ exhibit in Magic Kingdom. A source described to Vice the back-and-forth between Disney and Trump’s aides, who have insisted that they will write the speech Trump’s robot will give during the attraction. "When Disney tried to get this process started earlier this year," the source explained to Vice, "Trump's people said, 'We'll be writing the speech that the President's Audio-Animatronic figure will be saying.'" The Imagineers for speeches have in the past worked with the various presidents’ teams to write...
  • Update On Hall Of Presidents In Magic Kingdom – New Opening Date And Will The Other Donald Speak?

    06/25/2017 5:38:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | June 25, 2017 | Danny Cox
    Fans of Walt Disney World have been waiting to see exactly what was going to happen to the Hall of Presidents attraction at Magic Kingdom, and now, they’ll have to wait a bit longer. It is originally scheduled to reopen this upcoming week, but there has been a great concern as it appeared as if Donald Trump was not working the company to get it going, but now, there is a new reopening date and an update on whether the president is going to say a few words. The Hall of Presidents is a historical attraction at Magic Kingdom which...
  • Bill Nye Show Writer Ready to Accept Deaths of ‘Old Ass Conservative White Men’ (Tr.)

    06/25/2017 6:29:37 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-24-2017 | Allum Bokhari
    Marcella Arguello, a standup comedian and a writer for Bill Nye Saves The World on Netflix, tweeted in the wake of the Congressional baseball shooting that the deaths of “a few old ass conservative white men” were a worthwhile risk if it led to gun control. The remarks, which Arguello subsequently deleted from her Twitter feed but can still be viewed in archived form, followed the shooting of U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
  • Marvel Abandons Fan Base: Un-American ‘Captain America’ on 24/7 Anti-Trump Rant

    05/30/2017 7:33:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | May 30, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    From actor Chris Evans (Captain America) to director Joss Whedon, the Marvel Comics franchise is committing harikari in the most unbecoming of ways: through unapologetic, partisan bashing of a democratically elected president they can’t stand. Evans has expressed deep contempt for what he considers to be in the ignorant masses of Americans that voted Donald Trump into the White House. These are, however, the very masses that make up the core viewership of Marvel’s superhero movies. “People were just so desperate to hear someone say that someone is to blame,” Evans said in a recent interview with Esquire magazine. “They...
  • Donald Trump Is Causing Problems At Disney World

    05/28/2017 2:17:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | May 21, 2017 | Christopher Luu
    Even the most magical place on Earth isn't immune to President Donald Trump. Those familiar with Walt Disney World in Florida know that the park is home to an attraction called the Hall of Presidents. Inside, there are animatronic (read: robot) versions of every single president of the United States, ever. The problem? Ever since the Clinton administration, the sitting president's robotic stand-in has had a speaking role. According to Vice's Motherboard, Disney's Imagineers don't know how they can incorporate President Trump into what's supposed to be a celebration of American values with his "hateful speech, misogyny, racism, and xenophobia."...
  • Eerie Pics Show Abandoned Disney Park 15 Years Later

    05/24/2017 1:13:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    www.nbcnewyork.com ^ | 05-24-2017 | Seph Lawless
    Walt Disney World's first water park, Disney River Country, closed 25 years after debuting in 1976. It has remained shut for more than 15 years. The park's pool was filled in with concrete last year. Seph Lawless, a Cleveland-based photographer whose work includes abandoned spaces like the inside of the vacant Chicago-area Lincoln Mall, took photos of the empty Disney River Country for a series available in his forthcoming book, "Autopsy of America: The Death of a Nation." You can check out more of Lawless' work on his website, YouTube channel and Instagram. CORRECTION (May 24, 2017, 10 a.m.): Disney...
  • ESPN concerns drag on Disney, shares dip

    05/10/2017 12:28:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2017 | Lisa Richwine and Rishika Sadam
    A decline in subscribers and higher programming costs at cash-cow ESPN weighed on shares of Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) on Tuesday, overshadowing a quarterly profit that topped Wall Street estimates. Investors have been closely watching how ESPN navigates the shakeup in television as viewers defect from traditional pay TV services and online services proliferate. Chief Executive Bob Iger told analysts that Disney added customers on new digital platforms, but not enough to make up for subscriber losses from expanded basic cable packages. Shares of the world's biggest entertainment company dropped 2.4 percent in after-hours trading.
  • Disneyland's Video of Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Is Magic

    05/02/2017 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    movieweb.com ^ | 05-01-2017 | Brian Gallagher
    Last week, Johnny Depp paid an unexpected visit to fans at Disneyland, showing up in his full Captain Jack Sparrow costume at the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean ride. A number of fans shared videos of the actor entertaining tourists. But today we have an official video from Disney, which shows some of the behind-the-scenes preparations for Johnny Depp's big surprise. If that wasn't enough, we also have a new IMAX poster, TV trailer and photos of the new Funko Pop toys featuring Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Salazar and Will Turner. This video debuted on Disney Movie Trailers YouTube channel,...